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April 2, 2017

5th Sunday In Lent

There are over 60 languages spoken in my neighborhood, making it one of the most diverse communities in the world. But the beauty of our
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April 1, 2017

Remember Me?

My husband, Roger, and I are retired educators. Sometimes we are approached by former students who ask, “Do you 
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March 31, 2017

Guidance and Hope

Every day I ask for God’s guidance. I share my problems and concerns with God and place them in God’s hands. But as I write this meditation, it is difficult. I...

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March 30, 2017

God is Trustworthy

I thought I was settled for life. Bob and I had graduated from high school and college, married, and were living in 
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March 29, 2017

A Party with Presents

When asked what he wanted for his 8th birthday party, my grandson Caleb said, “A party with presents. Everybody brings a present, and then we will take all the presents to...

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March 28, 2017

Lessons of Love

My 87-year-old father enjoys feeding birds and small 
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March 27, 2017

Tunnels

A few years ago our family was returning from a road trip to Mumbai. I was driving on Mumbai-Pune Expressway and enjoying the scenic stretch surrounded by hills and 
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March 26, 2017

4th Sunday in Lent

My daughter Alexis is an active three-year-old who loves 
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March 25, 2017

“Thank You for Being Here”

As a public-utility worker for many years, I went out on service calls — often at odd times and to bad situations. Many times, I was greeted by someone who acted...

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March 24, 2017

A Cup of Tea

It was a dry, dusty afternoon. Spring was turning to summer in Italy, and the smell of the sea drifted from the port and wound through the narrow streets. Difficult circumstances...

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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.